Essentials of Ideal-Type Analysis: A Qualitative Approach to Constructing Typologies (Paperback)

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The brief, practical texts in the Essentials of Qualitative Methods series introduce social science and psychology researchers to key approaches to capturing phenomena not easily measured quantitatively, offering exciting, nimble opportunities to gather in-depth qualitative data.

Essentials of Ideal-Type Analysis is the perfect guide for qualitative researchers who want to explore individual cases in depth, but also understand patterns across multiple study participants. Ideal-type analysis is a method for forming typologies from qualitative data. The authors contextualize the approach, describe each step required to conduct an ideal-type analysis, and provide guidance on writing up a study using this method. Filled with practical examples and tips, this book is a user-friendly introduction to a qualitative method that is not yet widely known.

About the Essentials of Qualitative Methods book series: Even for experienced researchers, selecting and correctly applying the right method can be challenging. In this groundbreaking series, leading experts in qualitative methods provide clear, crisp, and comprehensive descriptions of their approach, including its methodological integrity, and its benefits and limitations. Each book includes numerous examples to enable readers to quickly and thoroughly grasp how to leverage these valuable methods.

About the Author

Dr. Emily Stapley is a research fellow in the Evidence-Based Practice Unit (EBPU; Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London). Her research interests center on young people's and families' experiences of mental health problems, coping and receiving support. Emily has expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods research. Her current research within the EBPU qualitatively explores the experiences of children and adolescents who are in receipt of preventive interventions in school and community settings seeking to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Dr. Sally O'Keeffe is a research fellow in the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London. Sally has worked on clinical trials investigating the effectiveness of psychological interventions, including treatments for depression and self-harm. Sally is particularly interested in the use of mixed methods to explore how interventions work and what works for whom. Her PhD was a mixed methods investigation into psychotherapy dropout in adolescents with a diagnosis of depression. Sally is currently working on a research program to develop a brief psychological intervention for people presenting to emergency departments having self-harmed. Dr. Nick Midgley is Professor of Psychological Therapies with Children and Young People at University College London (UCL) and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, where he is co-director of the Child Attachment and Psychological Therapies Research Unit (ChAPTRe). He has written and edited many articles and books, including Essential Research Findings in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2017); Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children: A Time-Limited Approach (APA, 2017); and So Young, So Sad, So Listen: A Parent's Guide to Depression in Children and Young People (CUP, 2020).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433834530
ISBN-10: 1433834537
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Publication Date: February 16th, 2021
Pages: 100
Language: English


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